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Fahrenheit 451 Essay Outline

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Intro
Robert G. Thompson once said "The simple truth is that technology is still a poor substitute for human interaction". The science fiction novel
Fahrenheit 451
, written by Ray Bradbury, is set in a near dystopian future. Since it is set in around the 24th century, it is clear that the novel has technology that is far more advanced than the technology in today's time. Similar to modern society, the advanced technology helps makes certain aspects of life easier, but is also makes others harder.
#1 "Will you turn the parlor off...That's my family" (Bradbury 46).
#2 "They mailed me my part this morning...They write the script with one part missing... The homemaker, that's me is the missing part" (Bradbury 17).

"Have you ever watched the jet cars racing on the boulevards down that way... I sometimes think the drivers don't know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly" (Bradbury 6).
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Commentary

Due to the speed of the jet cars, the people in society become less aware of the things around them when they are driving. By being less aware of their surroundings due to the advanced technology, like jet cars and TV walls, the people in society are also less aware of the people. around them and will not interact with them as much. Mildred is a key example of this. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, Mildred only has a connection with the TV shows she watches. Because of this, she is in the parlor most of the time watching TV which makes her less aware of the world around her. As a result she is less aware of the people around like her husband Montag and does not seem to want to interact with him at all.
Commentary
Thesis
In the novel
Fahrenheit 451
,by Ray Bradbury, the advanced technology has several negative affects on human behavior that contribute to the suppression or replacement of true human interaction or experience.
#1 " I rarely watch the 'parlor walls'... so I have lots of time for crazy thoughts..." (Bradbury 7).
#2 "Social to me means talking to you about things like this... or talking to you about how strange the world is...But I don't think its social to get a bunch of people together and not have them talk to each other" (Bradbury 27).
Fahrenheit 451 Essay Outline
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Conclusion
The TV walls cause people in society, like Mildred to only have relationships with the soap operas they watch on them. By only having a relationship with the TV shows, people in the society of Fahrenheit 451 are stuck in their parlors watching TV almost all the time instead of interacting with other people. The closest people in the novel will get to interacting with one another is watching TV in the same parlor.
Instead of interacting with the real people around them, most people in society are only interacting with the people on the screens of their TV walls. The people in the society of Fahrenheit 451 look to interacting with the people on their TV screens as a replacement for truly interacting with the people around them.
An a example of true human interaction can be shown with books. In books, authors can write their thoughts and opinions they have about things in the world for people to read. With these thoughts the people who read these books can form their own individual thoughts and opinions they can share with one another. In today's society, people actually have book clubs where people people share their thoughts on books. By sharing thoughts and opinions with one another people are getting the experience of truly interacting with one another. A lot of people can be in the same parlor watching TV, but that is not truly interacting because they are not talking to one another about any deep thoughts or opinions they have. They are just focused on the TV show.
People in society lose a way to interact with other people when they do not have deep thoughts about what is happening in their lives or in the world around them. When people have deep thoughts, they want to share them with anyone they know and have discussions about these thoughts. Instead of truly interacting with one another and having discussions about thoughts and opinions, the people in society are just sitting in their parlors watching TV and not having a single thought about the world around them.
To sum things up, the ways in which the advanced technology lead to the suppression or replacement of true human interaction in the novel are that it caused people in society to not have any real relationships with other people, to be less aware of their surroundings, and to not have any deep thoughts. The people in the novel spend more time in their parlors interacting with the people on the screens when they only have relationships with the shows they watch on the TV walls. With less awareness of their surroundings, the people in society are also less aware of the people around them and will not interact with them as much. Lastly without having deep thoughts, the people in the novel lose a reason talk and interact with one another.
TS: Advanced technology contributes to the suppression of human interaction in society by replacing of human relationships.
Ts: The second reason the advanced technology contributes to the suppression or replacement of human interaction is that it causes people in society to be less aware of their surroundings
TS: The third reason that the advanced technology contributes to the suppression of technology is that it causes people in society to not have any deep thoughts.
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